• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Open University

Everyday Violence

: Requiem for a Railway

In the first of two films Peter Brown traces the history of the Great Western Railway up to nationalisation and explores the remaining spirit of the old GWR. Of Coppersmiths and Kings
Swindon was a railway town. It made kings and castles, manors and halls - the historic locomotives of Brunei's Great Western. With copper-capped chimneys and brass nameplates they symbolised the best of British engineering. But times have changed, and these famous railway workshops closed in 1986. Before the closure Peter Brown visited Swindon. Producer Andrew Johnston (R)
('A Job for Life' tomorrow at 9. 00am)


Unknown: Peter Brown
Unknown: Peter Brown
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Trades Union Congress 1990

Live coverage of the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool continues with debates on social issues.
Teachers' pay will start the day, to be followed by discussion of a wide range of education and training policies. In the field of health and safety at work, hosiery and knitwear workers are concerned by stress-related illnesses through work and the seamen want an investigation into the collision between the Bowbelle and the Marchioness last year. Injury compensation, the National Health Service, community care and pensions will all be touched on in this session.
Presented by Vivian White , Nick Jones and Ian Smith.


Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Nick Jones
Presented By: Ian Smith.

: When I Get to Heaven

The first of two programmes. Edna O'Brien. Today Bishop
Richard Holloway talks to the celebrated Irish writer Edna O'Brien about her hopes of heaven. Is there, for her, such a place? What will it be like, and whom does she hope to meet there? She was born into a Roman Catholic family in a small town in the west of Ireland.
Her early life was dominated by the crucified Christ, whose 'gruesome passion' impinged on every word, every thought and every deed. Life was 'fervid, enclosed and catastrophic'. In this rare interview Edna O'Brien describes her personal journey from claustrophobic small-town Ireland to life as an internationally acclaimed writer.
Series producer James Murray


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.
Talks: Richard Holloway
Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Producer: James Murray

: Charlie Chalk

Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of Tomorrow's World with sign language and subtitles.

: News

Weather followed by Trades Union Congress 1990
The Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, addresses what could be the last congress before the General
Election. John Edmonds of the General Municipal Boilermakers
Union will then present a report of the TUC's Environmental Action
Group which puts responsibility for the environment on every individual in his or her workplace.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: John Edmonds

: Battling the Atlantic

A Solo Voyage with Pete Goss
A unique record of one man's battle against the elements, his thoughts as he faces continuing storms and his emotions as he's visited by whales and dolphins. Producer Tony Byers


Unknown: Pete Goss
Producer: Tony Byers

: Gardeners' World

A nightmare garden in Newcastle upon Tyne is prepared to be transformed and an American TV reporter living in Kent plants memories of her native Hawaii.
With Geoff Hamilton , Dr Stefan Buczacki and Pippa Greenwood.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.

: Fury at smugglers' Bay

Starring John Fraser Peter Cushing
On the Cornish coast in the 18th century the local fishermen's smuggling routine is disrupted by a murderous band of wreckers.
Writer/Director John Gilling
0 FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Director: John Gilling
Chris: John Fraser
Squire Trevenyan: Peter Cushing
Black John: Bernard Lee
Jenny: June Thorburn
Louise: Michele Mercier
'The Captain': William Franklyn
Lejeune: George Coulouris
Betty: Liz Frazer
Duke of Avon: Miles Malleson

: Animation Now

In Beginnings, strange god-like figures rise from an abstract animated landscape and merge into the pre-human world. Director Clorinda Wamy


Director: Clorinda Wamy

: Bilko: Bilko's Bopster

A classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers.

When a bop drummer is assigned to his platoon, Sergeant Ernie Bilko immediately sees himself touring Europe with an all-army jazz group. (R)


Sergeant Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Barchester Chronicles

Another chance to see Alan Plater 's seven-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope 's Barchester novels. Starring Donald Pleasence Nigel Hawthorne
2: Archdeacon Grantly has vigorously opposed the attacks of The Jupiter on the Church in general and Mr Harding in particular. Although legally vindicated,
Mr Harding , after much heart-searching, has come to believe John Bold is morally right.
Director David Giles
Producer Jonathan Powell (R)


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Archdeacon Grantly
Unknown: Mr Harding
Unknown: Mr Harding
Unknown: John Bold
Director: David Giles
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Septimus Harding: Donald Pleasence
Dr Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne
Eleanor: Janet Maw
Mary Bold: Barbara Flynn
John Bold: David Gwillim
Samuel Grantly: William Redgrave
Ticket collector: George Malpas
Bishop Grantly: Cyril Luckham
Tom Towers: George Costigan
Bunce: Joseph O'Connor
Haphazard's clerk: Raymond Platt
Mrs Grantly: Angela Pleasence
Hotel waiter: Paddy Ward
Coffee house waiter: Joe Ritchie
Sir Abraham Haphazard: Michael Aldridge

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A comedy series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
New horizons in home entertaining as Dwight Camply , the roving philosopher, arranges debates and symposia for busy people. He initiates a discussion with a family from Chesham on whether or not Adam can have had a navel and a lively fist fight ensues.
Producers Roger Ordish and Nick Symons (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Unknown: Dwight Camply
Producers: Roger Ordish
Producers: Nick Symons

: Ain't No Black in the Union Jack

25 Years of Race Relations
3: Beyond the Law. Should Britain's race laws be tougher? In Northern Ireland, employers now face heavy penalties if they discriminate against people because of their religion.
Would race relations improve if similar measures were adopted against racism on the mainland? In America, many black employees have successfully organised themselves to pressure management into change. Now, London's Underground workers are doing the same. The last film in this series looks at the prospects for the future. Will the law change or does the future of race relations lie beyond its reach? Producer Onye Wambu
Executive producer John Wilcox


Producer: John Wilcox

: Debut on Two: The Conversion of St Paul

The first of six short films by writers new to television is an atmospheric new jazz film capturing the frustration of a talented young Scottish trumpeter. Paul is playing another lousy gig in Dundee when a sudden confrontation brings his dreams of escape within his grasp.
Written by Robert Flynn
Producers Vicky Ucorish and Phillippa Gilm
0 BOOK: 'Debut on Two - a Guide to Writing for Television', C4.99, from booksellers.
0 DRAMA: pages 5-7


Written By: Robert Flynn
Producers: Vicky Ucorish
Producers: Phillippa Gilm
Paul: Tom Radcliffe
Trisha: Judith Sweeney
Blue man: David Hargreaves
Drummer: John McGlynn
Girl: Rita Wolf
Wino: Christopher Quinn

: Newsnight

Presented by Donald MacCormick.


Presented By: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine, presented by Sarah Dunant.


Presented By: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Appraisal Interview

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel